Janelle Nanos

Janelle is a business reporter at the Boston Globe, covering retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. She is also the host of the Bold Types interview series with the city’s business leaders. She thrives on diving deep into the ideas, people, and trends that drive Boston’s economy. She has previously worked at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine, and she currently teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She was a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism..

Latest stories

Computers, desks, lockers: Back-to-school shopping is different this year

By , Globe Staff

Parents are planning, and spending, “for all possible scenarios.” And retail analysts expect them to keep buying through the fall.

on the street

Revere was going through a revival before COVID-19. Can it stay on track?

By and , Globe Staff

The seaside city was having a moment before COVID-19 hit. Revere’s revival was well underway until the pandemic wreaked health and economic havoc in a city that’s home to many immigrants and service industry workers. When and how it emerges will provide a measure of the “new” Revere’s resiliency.

on the street

On Shirley Avenue, preserving the spine of a neighborhood amid growth

By , Globe Staff

Revere's main commercial district, home to dozens of immigrant-owned businesses, is a microcosm of the city's future.

This East Boston factory supplied Navy peacoats. Now it’s making PPE

By , Globe Staff

The Sterlingwear of Boston garment factory, facing closure, has been tapped by the City of Boston to produce medical gowns for frontline workers.